Citizens Energy Group regularly tests drinking water for lead and copper and takes steps in its treatment process to ensure corrosive elements do not result in elevated levels of lead and copper in customer tap water. Citizens does not have any active water mains containing lead. Rarely, elevated lead levels are found in isolated samples of tap water taken from customer homes with lead service lines or plumbing. Since each home has different plumbing pipes and materials, test results are likely to be different for each home tested for lead. It is important to note that most homes with lead service lines or plumbing do not have elevated levels of lead in the tap water.
The following frequently asked questions can help you limit potential exposure to lead and copper, which have been linked to a variety of adverse health effects. Customers with additional questions related to lead and copper in drinking water can call Citizens at 317-924-3311.
Basic Facts About Lead and Your Drinking Water
In accordance with U.S. EPA regulations, every three years Citizens gathers tap water samples from homes in areas where lead service lines and plumbing are common. The EPA action level for lead in drinking water is 15 parts per billion (ppb). Citizens is required to notify the public when test results show more than 10% of the homes tested have levels of lead above the 15 ppb action level.